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Photo: Staton Rabin for the New York Press Club. June 5, 2017. New York Press Club Journalism Awards dinner. The Water Club, NYC

Legendary Bronx-born Reporter, Gabe Pressman Dead at 93

New York Press Club Statement on the Passing of Gabe Pressman New York journalism has lost a legend and a moral compass with the passing of our friend Gabe Pressman. A tenacious seeker of the truth, there was no greater […]

Taxi symposium sponsored by NYIT, June 27

Taxi symposium sponsored by NYIT, June 27

(New York, NY)  Taxi medallion owners and advocates for the disabled will join academics to discuss the fate of the medallion system and accessibility on Tuesday, June 27th. The Taxi Symposium is sponsored by the University Transportation Research Center at the […]

Members of Community Board # 7 gather in front of rented tour bus that took members for a tour through the community. Photo by David Greene

COMMUNITY BOARD 7 TAKES NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR

COMMUNITY BOARD TAKES NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR…   For the third year in a row members of Community Board 7 took a daylong bus tour through the Norwood, Bedford Park and Kingsbridge communities on Saturday, June 3. Members visited Project Renewal Transitional […]

by · June 23, 2017 · Government, News, Planning and Zoning
Assembly passes Sepulveda bill allowing 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote

Assembly passes Sepulveda bill allowing 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote

With voter turnout at record low numbers, a new bill that just passed in the closing days of the New York State Assembly session could very well go a long way to bringing out new voters.   Bronx Assemblyman Luis […]

by · June 23, 2017 · Election News, Government, News
Garcia calls out Diaz on subway service

Garcia calls out Diaz on subway service

Metrocard dust up between candidates In an email to supporters and reporters, Elvin Garcia, a Democrat running for City Council in District 18, accused rival Sen. Rev. Rubén Díaz of being AWOL on the deteriorating subway service experienced by Bronx commuters. […]

First Row: McDonald's Owner Operator (O/O) Angela Adderly, Raniya Martin-Davis, Rowuaida Nitiema, Kamille Banks, Berlindyne Elie, Samayia Taylor, Akalah Bobb, Minasdine Rene, Nicole Taylor, McDonald's O/O Nellie Thomas, McDonald's O/O Alisa Harrison, Ronald McDonald, McDonald's O/O Paul Hendel, McDonald's O/O Josh Kaufman. Second Row: Tobias Truvillion, McDonald's O/O Linda Dunham, Elizabeth Richardson, Milencia Saintus, Adam Wickham, Michael Watson, Chris Yankah, McDonald's O/O Marty Gillis, Ryan Emmanuel, Kelly Bamfo, McDonald's O/O Herb Thomas, McDonald's O/O Ron Bailey. Third Row: Kareem McKenzie, Julio Morgan, McDonald's Owner Operator (O/O) Dave Hatten,  McDonald's O/O Jim Swanson (PRNewsfoto/Ronald McDonald House Charities) Photo courtesy of Don Sherrill

Ronald McDonald House Charities Celebrate 14 African American Future Achievers Scholarship Winners

Wednesday,  June 7th was the annual  New York Tri-State Area African American Future Achievers (RMHC/AAFA) Scholarship Luncheon. The New York Tri-State Area McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association hosted the elegant luncheon for 14 deserving high school graduating seniors from across the New […]

by · June 22, 2017 · Education News, News
Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club endorsed Democrat Amanda Farias for City Council in the Bronx’s 18th Council District.

Jim Owles Liberal Dems Club Endorses Amanda Farias in CD18

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club  has endorsed Bronx Democrat Amanda Farias for City Council in the 18th Council District. Farias holds endorsements from the National Organization for Women New York City, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, VoteProChoice, and Filipino […]

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Slams Senate GOP On Mayoral Control, Sales Taxes

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Slams Senate GOP On Mayoral Control, Sales Taxes

“The Assembly acted responsibly by extending mayoral control for New York City schools as well providing the certainty that our local governments so desperately need in order to function properly. Unfortunately, the Senate Republicans did not.”

by · June 22, 2017 · Education, Government, News
Joe Lhota, MTA Board Chairman, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Joe Lhota Returns as Chair of MTA Board

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JOSEPH LHOTA AS CHAIRMAN OF MTA Late Thursday night, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the appointment of Joseph J. Lhota to serve as the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. In this role, Mr. Lhota […]

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STATEMENT FROM SENATE MAJORITY LEADER JOHN J. FLANAGAN

This evening in anticipation of the State Legislature adjourning its 2017 legislative session without extending mayoral control of city schools, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan released the following statement: We would have preferred to have tied everything up with a […]

by · June 21, 2017 · Education, Government, News
Despite promoting a new comedy night, the Beso Lounge shut it's doors after throwing a farewell party at the club on Saturday, June 10. Photo by David Greene

Beso Closing Leaves Last Bar in Norwood

Beso Closing Leaves Last Bar in Norwood by David Greene The once Irish neighborhood of Norwood that had more that 20 bars that thrived along Bainbridge Avenue and East 204 Street in the mid 1990’s, is down to it’s last […]

by · June 21, 2017 · Local News, News
IRS Video Tax Tip: How to Use Get Transcript Online

IRS Video Tax Tip: How to Use Get Transcript Online

The latest video tax tip from the IRS: How to Use Get Transcript Online   English | Spanish | ASL The IRS YouTube channels provide short, informative videos on various tax related topics in English, Spanish and ASL.     When […]

Camella Pinkney-Price, Candidate for Bronx Borough President

Reform Party Names Citywide Slate of Candidates

New York’s newest ballot access party offers enthusiastic support for a wide array of candidates fed up with politics as usual. Earlier this month, the Reform Party of NYS endorsed Sal Albanese for Mayor, J.C. Polanco for Public Advocate and […]

Art In The Parks: Flying High for Equality

Art In The Parks: Flying High for Equality

  Yesterday in the Bronx, City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, UNIQLO Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Jean Shein, Deputy Director Jennifer Lantzas and the UNIQLO grantee artists Nancy Saleme and Patricia Cazorla gathered at Joyce Kilmer Park on the Grand Concourse to celebrate […]

by · June 21, 2017 · Arts & Artists, News
Comptrollers and Treasurers from Across the Country Band Together To Protect Census 2020

Comptrollers and Treasurers from Across the Country Band Together To Protect Census 2020

Comptroller Stringer brings together a bipartisan coalition of Comptrollers and Treasurers from California, Maryland, New York State, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Buffalo, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh   With just three years until the 2020 Census and […]

by · June 21, 2017 · Census, Government, News